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Blue Sclera In Children
Possible: There can be some change towards lighter iris color in the elderly. Also, corneal changes called arcus senilis can make the outer portion of the iris appear to be getting lighter colored or white in appearance to a casual observer. None of these changes affect the patient's vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thin sclera: Osteogenesis imperfecta amongst its other problems, produces a thinning of the white outer coat of the eyeball, the sclera. Because of this the dark inner lining, the uvea, adds its coloration to light striking the thinned sclera and the result is a blue color. The condition does not actually infuse the sclera with blue - it is an optical effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: During a hyper cyanotic or "tet" spell, the unusually deoxygenated blood will be blue instead of red. Consequently, any typically red or pink areas (eg, lips, tongue, fingertips, mucus membranes) will likewise assume a bluish hue. The inner aspect and outer margins of the eyelids will be blue, but the sclera (the normally white area) should still be white. ...Read more
2 african american parents. Moms grandfather was white with blue eyes. The baby turned out white with blue eyes statistically what odds was this?
I have light brown eyes, my mom has blue eyes, husband has blue eyes, blue eyes run in his family what are the chances of our baby having blue eyes?
50% per conception: If both your husband and mother have blue eyes and yours are brown, you are a carrier of a blue eye gene. Your brown gene dominates your blue, so yours are brown, but since dad can only donate a blue gene, your offspring will have 1 blue gene from him and either blue or brown from you. Your kids have equal chance of being blue or brown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: If you look in an anatomy book or on Google for a picture of the structure of a human eyeball you will see that it is a complicated structure of many layers. The outermost layer is called the sclera and is white. Next inside is the choroid which is very dark blue or black. Depending on the thickness of the sclera (white layer) you may see some of the underlying choroid layer. Hence the bluish colo ...Read more
See below:: Blue sclerae are most importantly associated with types i and ii osteogenesis imperfecta, the latter of which is fatal and thus not seen in adult practice. Other associations include: ehler's danlos syndrome pseudoxanthoma elasticum marfan's syndrome a blue sclera may also be acquired through long-term use of corticosteroids. ...Read more
It doesn't : The yellow discoloration is just more visible against the white back drop of the sclera. ...Read more